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2022 Telstra NATSIAA installation view. Photo: Mark Sherwood

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2022 Telstra NATSIAA Finalists​

Myles Russel-Cook
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Myles Russell-Cook (he/him) is the Senior Curator of Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). Born and raised on Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Country, Myles and is of Wotjobaluk, Anglo-Australian, German and Irish heritage. Myles is responsible for the NGV’s collections of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art and the Art of Oceania, as well as work by a broad range of First Nations artists globally. Myles has a long standing interest in cultural, gender and sexual diversity within both Australian and International contemporary practice, and has worked across a broad range of exhibitions and projects.

Putuparri Tom Lawford
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Putuparri Tom Lawford is a Wangkajunga man who resides in Fitzroy Crossing. Putuparri also works for the Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre, coordinating its cultural program and assisting with international repatriation.

In 2007 Tom worked as a translator and cultural adviser on the ‘return to Country’ trip and has coordinated some of the project’s biggest cultural workshops on Country, providing the team with invaluable cultural guidance.

Dr Joanna Barrkman

Dr Joanna Barrkman is the Curator, Charles Darwin University Art Collection and Art Gallery. She has held positions as the Senior Curator of Southeast Asian and Pacific Arts at the Fowler Museum at University of California Los Angeles, Chief Curator at Temanawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North, Aotearoa and, Senior Curator of Southeast Asian and Material Culture at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin. 

Myles Russel-Cook
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Myles Russell-Cook (he/him) is the Senior Curator of Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). Born and raised on Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Country, Myles and is of Wotjobaluk, Anglo-Australian, German and Irish heritage. Myles is responsible for the NGV’s collections of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art and the Art of Oceania, as well as work by a broad range of First Nations artists globally. Myles has a long standing interest in cultural, gender and sexual diversity within both Australian and International contemporary practice, and has worked across a broad range of exhibitions and projects.

Putuparri Tom Lawford
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Putuparri Tom Lawford is a Wangkajunga man who resides in Fitzroy Crossing. Putuparri also works for the Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre, coordinating its cultural program and assisting with international repatriation.

In 2007 Tom worked as a translator and cultural adviser on the ‘return to Country’ trip and has coordinated some of the project’s biggest cultural workshops on Country, providing the team with invaluable cultural guidance.

Dr Joanna Barrkman

Dr Joanna Barrkman is the Curator, Charles Darwin University Art Collection and Art Gallery. She has held positions as the Senior Curator of Southeast Asian and Pacific Arts at the Fowler Museum at University of California Los Angeles, Chief Curator at Temanawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North, Aotearoa and, Senior Curator of Southeast Asian and Material Culture at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin. 

Myles Russel-Cook
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Myles Russell-Cook (he/him) is the Senior Curator of Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). Born and raised on Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Country, Myles and is of Wotjobaluk, Anglo-Australian, German and Irish heritage. Myles is responsible for the NGV’s collections of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art and the Art of Oceania, as well as work by a broad range of First Nations artists globally. Myles has a long standing interest in cultural, gender and sexual diversity within both Australian and International contemporary practice, and has worked across a broad range of exhibitions and projects.

Putuparri Tom Lawford
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Putuparri Tom Lawford is a Wangkajunga man who resides in Fitzroy Crossing. Putuparri also works for the Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre, coordinating its cultural program and assisting with international repatriation.

In 2007 Tom worked as a translator and cultural adviser on the ‘return to Country’ trip and has coordinated some of the project’s biggest cultural workshops on Country, providing the team with invaluable cultural guidance.

Dr Joanna Barrkman

Dr Joanna Barrkman is the Curator, Charles Darwin University Art Collection and Art Gallery. She has held positions as the Senior Curator of Southeast Asian and Pacific Arts at the Fowler Museum at University of California Los Angeles, Chief Curator at Temanawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North, Aotearoa and, Senior Curator of Southeast Asian and Material Culture at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin. 

 
 
Myles Russel-Cook
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Myles Russell-Cook (he/him) is the Senior Curator of Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). Born and raised on Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Country, Myles and is of Wotjobaluk, Anglo-Australian, German and Irish heritage. Myles is responsible for the NGV’s collections of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art and the Art of Oceania, as well as work by a broad range of First Nations artists globally. Myles has a long standing interest in cultural, gender and sexual diversity within both Australian and International contemporary practice, and has worked across a broad range of exhibitions and projects.

Putuparri Tom Lawford
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Putuparri Tom Lawford is a Wangkajunga man who resides in Fitzroy Crossing. Putuparri also works for the Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre, coordinating its cultural program and assisting with international repatriation.

In 2007 Tom worked as a translator and cultural adviser on the ‘return to Country’ trip and has coordinated some of the project’s biggest cultural workshops on Country, providing the team with invaluable cultural guidance.

Dr Joanna Barrkman

Dr Joanna Barrkman is the Curator, Charles Darwin University Art Collection and Art Gallery. She has held positions as the Senior Curator of Southeast Asian and Pacific Arts at the Fowler Museum at University of California Los Angeles, Chief Curator at Temanawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North, Aotearoa and, Senior Curator of Southeast Asian and Material Culture at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin. 

Key dates

Myles Russel-Cook
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Myles Russell-Cook (he/him) is the Senior Curator of Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). Born and raised on Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Country, Myles and is of Wotjobaluk, Anglo-Australian, German and Irish heritage. Myles is responsible for the NGV’s collections of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art and the Art of Oceania, as well as work by a broad range of First Nations artists globally. Myles has a long standing interest in cultural, gender and sexual diversity within both Australian and International contemporary practice, and has worked across a broad range of exhibitions and projects.

Putuparri Tom Lawford
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Putuparri Tom Lawford is a Wangkajunga man who resides in Fitzroy Crossing. Putuparri also works for the Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre, coordinating its cultural program and assisting with international repatriation.

In 2007 Tom worked as a translator and cultural adviser on the ‘return to Country’ trip and has coordinated some of the project’s biggest cultural workshops on Country, providing the team with invaluable cultural guidance.

Dr Joanna Barrkman

Dr Joanna Barrkman is the Curator, Charles Darwin University Art Collection and Art Gallery. She has held positions as the Senior Curator of Southeast Asian and Pacific Arts at the Fowler Museum at University of California Los Angeles, Chief Curator at Temanawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North, Aotearoa and, Senior Curator of Southeast Asian and Material Culture at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin. 

Partners

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Supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.